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    I am sorry for you...what a terrible tragedy.
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    Yes they are contacting breeder to make sure that they are aware of the problems associated with this puppy (and probably other puppies they have bred). I am not sure if they are registered or not. They are absolutely heartbroken...if anyone has any other info that perhaps may save this dogs life please feel free to pass it along. She is going to be PTS next week due to kids birthdays, saying goodbye etc. She is still happy and loving even though she does need help to toilet etc. I guess they are "grabbing at straws" to try and save Bonnie. She is on high pain medication so pain is not an issue. Thanks guys

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    That is so sad. The only thing you can do is to get a second opinion. From the sound of it there is going to be considerable surgery required. I guess she already has elbow dysplasia problems and along with her cruciates she may well have hip dysplasia. This is so not right for such a young dog, such a tragedy.

    I can only say that if one day another Rottie is likely to be part of the family again please encourage them to look for a registered breeder with an impeccable reputation and all the hip, elbow and other genetic testing in place. Rotties are a very high risk breed for these types of issues. Try and stack the cards in their favour against such heartbreak.

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    Thanks Kalacreek. They have had a second opinion. We are a family of Rottie lovers, so chances are they may get another one and they will definately do the research with their next dog, whatever breed that may be. We love our Rotties and have a rescue one at the moment who is adorable, even if he doesnt like non family dogs or males so much (but we are working on that) and my son just got a rescue poodle x kelpie ( a poopie as we call her). It makes you feel good knowing that you are saving a life so perhaps they may also go down this path.....when the time is right.

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    so sad Googleeye

    I have seen rigs with wheels and harnesses - that some dogs get around with when their legs don't work properly. Maybe you could investigate those and see if that's a possibility the family could live with.

    It would depend how good the front legs are - if there are problems in the elbows as well - then the dog would need Steven Hawking's wheel chair...

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    Hmm, the wheelchairs and mobility supports are OK if there is no associated pain. Pain will destroy the dogs self and personality just like chronic pain rips at people. It defines each moment, so if the future holds chronic pain the kind option is a quiet managed farewell. Such a family loss for you, so sorry.

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    From what I've read...putting her to sleep is the kindest thing to do. We lost our beautiful Rottie to cancer aged 10 yrs in 2013 and will always miss her...she was in pain and when in pain and there's nothing you can do...you have to do the right by your dog and end her suffering.

    As for breeders caring about puppies or dogs they've sold...well that's debatable...many have the attitude "It's your dog...your problem" and that includes rescue too.
    Chloe & Zorro
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    RIP Sweet Bonnie

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    So sorry for your family's loss Googleeye.

    sorry there wasn't another way. and hoping when they're ready for another dog - that it is fit and healthy for a proper dog life span.

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    Hi
    My sister has just extended her family with another Rottweiler baby, who they got from a registered breeder who guarantee health issues. Little Loki is helping to fill the hole left by Bonnie. I have just read some information about dogs who have been desexed before the age of 2 having an increased chance of cruiciate problems. Will browse the forum for info on this.
    Kim

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